Looking for guidance and resources? The links and documents below will help you to understand the main processes and guidelines used by the Cornell IRB, as well as external policies, regulations and best practices that might apply to your research using human participants.
Cornell IRB Guidance & Procedures
Decision Tree - Is your activity covered under the Human Research Protection Program?
Is IRB Review Needed? – Projects Collecting Oral or Life Histories, Journalism or Case Studies
External Regulations & Guidance
Here is a list of selected laws, regulations and guidelines concerning the conduct of research with human participants:
The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the “Common Rule”)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR Regulations
New York State’s Article 24-A: Protection of Human Subjects
New York Civil Rights Law Section 79-l: Confidentiality of records of genetic tests